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Vermont Reads

The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Live Event
June 22, 2023: 7:00 pm

The cover of The Most Costly Journey book

Much of the work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America. Over a thousand migrant laborers from Mexico and other countries milk cows, fix tractors, shovel manure, and take care of calves in our state.

Our Vermont Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), tells the stories of 19 of these workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours.

A community book discussion will be held in the Library’s Rotary Room, upstairs. The Library is wheelchair accessible. Free copies of the book are available at the front desk, provided by Vermont Humanities.

 

Organizer

Karson Kiesinger
Phone
(802) 442-9051
Email
reference@bfli.org

Venue

Bennington Free Library
101 Silver St
Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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